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'Little Peas Swap Shop' is a brilliant new swap shop idea, that has been founded by two busy mums who are also great friends.

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‘Little Peas Swap Shop’ is a brilliant new swap shop idea, that has been founded by two busy mums who are also great friends.

Georgina Hadjigeorgiou and Nicolette Bosworth, both work part-time for the local authority.

No different to most mothers, they were nattering about how quickly children grow out of clothes and the rising cost of children’s clothing. In the past they have used Facebook Marketplace, Ebay and Vinted to buy and sell clothing but found the process to very time-consuming (and painful).

As fans of hand-me-down clothes and clothing swaps, they are about reducing waste and saving money and all their children wear pre-loved clothing. 

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At the end of 2022, the duo attended a clothing swap for ladies and this gave them the idea for ‘Little Peas Swap Shop’.

The ladies told Gedling Eye that Little Peas organise local ‘pop-up’ events where grown-ups can swap outgrown children’s clothing for good quality, pre-loved items that they need/want.

The pair said “Little Peas Swap Shop aims to prolong the life cycle of children’s clothing, reducing the need to constantly buy new items that are often not made in an environmentally or ethically friendly way.

“We also want to reduce landfill waste because approximately 300,000 tonnes of used clothing go into landfill each year in the UK. The decomposition of landfill clothing is another issue of concern because the gases released contribute to the pollution of our little planet.

“We want to encourage folks to stop shopping new and take a chance on pre-loved good quality items.

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“Additionally, we want to do our bit to break down barriers related to wearing second-hand clothing, limit the purchase of fast fashion and throw-away items; and highlight the massive benefit to our environment.”

The passionate pair know from first hand experience that swapping is far more cost effective and allows family finances to be used in other ways like family holidays or family days out.

Little Peas Swap Shop have two events coming up:

Thursday 30th March @ 7pm at Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall, Burton Joyce

AND

Wednesday 26th April @ 7pm at Lady Bay Church, West Bridgford

Tickets are £12 per person and offer the chance to de-stress with a welcome glass of sparkles (or a brew if you prefer), nibble sweet treats (homemade by the best baker Georgie & Nic know) and a catch up with friends before swapping commences.

Child-free and guilt-free swapping not shopping!

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For tickets email: littlepeasswapshop@gmail.com

Little Peas Swap Shop can be followed on Facebook and Instagram

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